I mentioned in my previous post that I would be revisiting some topics that bear repeating, and today’s certainly does. It’s about the future of IBM i.
Posted: March 30, 2015 |
OK, so it’s been a while since I wrote a blog. There are several related causes for this. Today’s blog will attempt to tie those causes together, and in the end, will explain where this blog will be headed for the next several entries – at least!
Posted: March 24, 2015 |
One of the core pieces of the IBM i strategy is communicating with our community. Historically, our platform has been quite intentional in working with user groups, in supporting major conferences, and in sending IBM i experts to local sessions around the world. In the past several years, we’ve “doubled down” on this part of our strategy, particularly where participation from our development team is concerned.
Posted: February 17, 2015 |
There is a vast amount of information out there on IBM i and yet, as I travel the world talking to IBM i clients, I continue to encounter hundreds – perhaps thousands – who don’t the starting points which help you find that information.
Posted: December 11, 2014 |
Can IBM i and related Licensed Programs Products (LPPs) transfer from machine to machine within an enterprise? Can the programs transfer outside the enterprise?
Posted: November 24, 2014 |
It’s been quite a ride, let me tell you. No, really, I’m going to tell you. Here, today, in this blog. Part of my job – at least the way I see the job of Chief Architect – is to speak to, and talk with, customers. Because IBM i is used all over the world, I am often invited to participate in events, or visit clients, around the world.
Posted: November 17, 2014 |
Two years ago, I wrote a blog about two ITG studies that compared IBM i to our competition in the small and midsized business (SMB) market, and in the Enterprise market. Those studies have recently been refreshed, and I’ve been using charts and data from these new studies as I’ve been traveling talking about the value of IBM i on Power Systems. In today’s blog, I will point out the highlights and give you links so you can get the full studies.
Posted: November 11, 2014 |
Today, October 6, 2014 IBM announces the first Technology Refresh for the IBM i 7.2 release. We’re doing this announcement in conjunction with the Enterprise 2014 conference, so if you are here in Las Vegas with us this week, you can learn about the details up close. For those of you who are elsewhere, today’s blog provides a quick overview.
Posted: October 06, 2014 |
Well, it’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve enjoyed some vacation, relaxing with friends and family while I recharge my batteries. I’ve also started the annual Fall Plan and traveled to talk with a few customers, so the blog had to take a back seat for a while. But I’m back with another post in the series on the process of modernizing applications on IBM i.
Posted: September 03, 2014 |
I’m continuing a series of conversations on the process of modernizing applications on IBM i, and the value modernization brings. As I did last time, I asked one of the vendors that works with other ISVs on improving existing solutions to get me in touch with one of those solution providers. Today, the ISV is Mincron (mincron.com), which used tools from LANSA (lansa.com). Mincron has a long, rich history of marketing and selling business applications for the IBM midrange platform dating back to the early 1980s on the System/38.
Posted: July 22, 2014 |